Welcome to Zululand


The region is most visited for the spectacular Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park and its many traditional Zulu villages. Here you can learn about Zulu history and the legendary King Shaka.


Top experiences in Zululand

Zululand activities

$171.49 Outdoor Activities

Hluhluwe Game Reserve Safari

Venture into the wild lands of Zululand on this guided excursion into Africa’s oldest game reserve, the picturesque Hluhluwe-Umfolozi. The reserve also enjoys international acclaim for its work in Rhino conservation, spearheading the successful "Operation Rhino" campaign to bring the White Rhino population back from the brink of extinction in the 1950's and 1960's. This is an ongoing campaign which the reserve is proud to be a part of. The tour includes closed vehicle game drives throughout the day, and you have the option to take an open vehicle game drive at an additional cost, payable direct to the supplier on the day. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi is home to the Big 5 and an abundance of other game and bird species. Enjoy game viewing at the lush waterholes and a variety of scenery, Lunch is at the award-winning Hilltop Camp, which has incredible views over the reserve.

$123.94 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shakaland - Zulu Cultural Center

The many aspects of traditional Zulu life packed into one exhilarating day. Travel up the lush KwaZulu-Natal north coast into the sub-tropical beauty of Zululand and the nKwalini Valley. Atop a hill overlooking the uMhlatusi River, Shaka's birthplace, stands the largest Zulu kraal in all of Zululand - today it's a very much alive museum. Here you will learn all about the culture and traditions of Zulus and witness the skill and artistry that goes into building their huts, making pottery, brewing beer and crafting beadwork and baskets. Sample the unusual beer, visit the iSangoma (witchdoctor), enjoy the grace and energy of the Zulu dancers and then tuck into a delicious lunchtime feast.

$291.11 Shore Excursions

Richards Bay Shore Excursion: Hluhluwe Safari and DumaZulu

Enjoy an exciting full day of safariing and cultural experiences. We travel north into the heart of Zululand to visit the oldest game reserve in South Africa, the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. It was here that the famous White Rhino breeding project was initiated and implemented with great success. This reserve is host to the Big 5 – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino – as well as many other exciting wildlife species. The area is also renowned for its exceptional birding. A break will be taken for lunch at around midday, when the animals tend to seek the cool of the denser vegetation. You will be treated to a light lunch at one of the picnic spots in the reserve. After lunch, we leave the park and head to the DumaZulu Cultural Village—South Africa’s largest cultural village—situated in the heart of Zululand. Here you will be immersed in the fascinating culture and traditions of a proud Zulu Nation, taking in the dancing and rhythmic drumbeat of Africa. See how the locals make spears, shields, baskets and clay pots; have a one-on-one reading with the Sangoma (traditional healer); and taste Zulu beer. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the villagers and buy traditional and modern souvenirs.

$215.45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Isandlwana Battlefields Full-Day Tour from Durban

This tour takes you into the north of KwaZulu-Natal where you will visit famous sites of the battlefields. There you will encounter museums, memorials and fields dedicated to the Anglo Zulu wars. Your first stop will be the Isandlwana battlefield and museum. The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo–Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians. The Zulus were equipped mainly with the traditional assegai iron spears and cow-hide shields, but also had a few muskets and old rifles though they were not formally trained in their use. Despite a vast disadvantage in weapons technology, the numerically superior Zulus ultimately overwhelmed the poorly led and badly deployed British. The tour progresses to the Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift,. The defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift immediately followed the British Army's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, and continued into the following day. The last stop is Fugitives Drift and the Queens Colours memorial before we make the journey back to Durban.

$142.60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shakaland Zulu Experience Full-Day Tour from Durban

Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus.You will be collected early for your tour to Shakaland. Enjoy a two hour drive from Durban along the Dolphin Coast via Sibaya inland to the rural Zululand area.Visit Shakaland, a Zulu Kraal near Eshowe in the Nkwalini Valley. Participate in and experience a cultural program of Zulu traditions which includes spear making, hut building, pottery and weaving. You will be enthralled and dazzled by the spectacular Zulu dance show and enjoy a taste of Zulu beer.Enjoy a typical Zulu meal, buffet style, while being entertained by traditional singing and dancing before returning to Durban.

$994.37 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Hluhluwe Imfolozi and St Lucia Safari from Durban

You will be collected in Durban or the airport and transported north to the wild area of Zululand. Your guide will point out interesting sights along the way as you drive through the beautiful countryside. On arrival at Hluhluwe town you will visit the Cheetah Rehabilitation Center. Here you will get to interact and learn about these amazing cats and their conservation struggles in Africa. Also see and interact with other wild cats such as serval, caracal and African wild cats. After this once and a lifetime experience make your way across to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for your Big 5 safari! You will spend the next 2 days driving around the reserve on game drives searching for animals, birds and general wildlife, with your highly experienced wildlife guide on hand to unlock the wonders of nature! Enjoy comfortable and unique accommodation in the Park camps, with meals under the stars at night and hot brunches in the bush in the morning. Game drives will take place early morning and late afternoon, the best and most productive time to find the big game animals, with a special night safari with the Park rangers included.After brunch on the third day the tour makes its way across to the coastline and the unique town of St. Lucia, the only town in the world to be completely surrounded by a national park. After checking into your lodge take a sunset boat cruise on the estuary where sightings of hippos are guaranteed, as well as crocs and a whole host of birdlife!Dinner is out in this spectacular little town, where it is not uncommon to have hippos taking a leisurely stroll down main street! Dinner is for your own account, the only meal not included. Then it is off to bed for a well earned rest. The following morning we have breakfast at the lodge and then check out and head for the iSimangaliso Wetland Reserve. Spend the day exploring the reserve, ending at Cape Vidal beach an unspoiled paradise. Here you will have a picnic lunch, but watch your food carefully or else the monkeys will be the ones with the full tummies, not you!Then exit the reserve and make your way back to Durban after a truly exhilarating wildlife experience.